I'm still in a decent amount of pain from my crash 3 weeks ago. Got into it with the significant other today, it's ~60 Fahrenheit outside, I'm recovering from a nasty cold, etc. Lots of things going on. I've been sitting on my couch all day staring at my bike. It's been calling me. I finally said screw it, put my shoes on, started Strava up, clipped in and went.
Pure magic. I just went down roads I've never gone down before. New smells, new sights... I had my first "clipless fall" and I have a pretty decent little chainring tattoo, but I still loved it. Can't wait until tomorrow so I can do it again.
Sometimes, no matter what's going on in life, it's nice to know the bike is there. Oh, and I got to try out my new Pearl Izumi bib shorts (very comfy). Happy riding all